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Alpine Bouquet: Iron Mountain Trail Professional Review and Guide
"An extravaganza of high-country wildflowers greets hikers on this easy, accessible trail in the Cascade Mountains. To fully enjoy the forest and the meadow wildflowers, park at the trailhead and hike the 1.6-mile Iron Mountain Trail to the summit through a variety of habitat types, each with its own distinctive species of flowers. The trail is moderately steep.One of Oregon’s best and most accessible displays of high-meadow wildflowers is found on 5,455-foot Iron Mountain, in the heart of the Cascade Range. Iron Mountain Trail takes visitors through a cool forest of Douglas-fir and western hemlock before leading into the upper flower-strewn meadows.Iron Mountain area is known for its botanical diversity. Over 300 species of wildflowers—almost every species that grows in the western Cascade Mountains—may be seen along the Iron Mountain Trail."
--Jim Yuskavitch, Oregon Nature Weekends (Falcon Guides).
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